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7 Things Your Period Blood Color Says About Your Health

Periods, and most importantly, period blood are slowly becoming less taboo to society. Knowing what your period blood should look like might save you from very dangerous conditions. For example, the light pink color of your period may signal low estrogen levels and could be a signal of an approaching osteoporosis diagnosis later in life.

1. Orange

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Orange color, just like a gray-red mix may mean you have an infection. However, a bad odor and severe pains will accompany this if it’s an STD/STI infection.

2. Cranberry red color

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The cranberry colored blood during your period is considered healthy and great. But it must be noted that what is normal for one person may be not the case for another. So, scheduling an appointment with a doctor regularly is a good idea.

3. Gray-reddish mix

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Grey or grey-reddish mix discharge may mean two things: if you’re not pregnant — it’s a signal for an STD/STI infection, but if you have missed at least one of your periods, it may mean an early miscarriage.

4. Thick and looks like jam with clots

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Jam-like blood discharge during your period with dark red clots means that you might have low progesterone and high estrogen levels. Most of the time, it does not mean anything. However, if the clots are large in size and there are many of them, it may mean you have a hormonal imbalance. Also, fibroids in your uterus could be the cause. This condition should not scare you though.

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